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    Hydro One pitched as higher dividend payout than utility peers

Hydro One pitched as higher dividend payout than utility peers

Doug Alexander, posts: Hydro One Ltd., Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility, is being pitched to investors as a cheaper stock with a bigger dividend yield than Canadian energy utilities including Fortis Inc. and Enbridge Inc., according to initial public offering documents. http://www.cogsdale.com  Hydro One plans to have quarterly payouts, initially at 21 cents a share, to offer a 4 percent to 4.4 percent dividend yield, depending on the

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    Report: Utilities don’t plan to join fight against EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Report: Utilities don’t plan to join fight against EPA’s Clean Power Plan

  Robert Walton, says: The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is pushing the country to embrace a cleaner energy future, but many utilities say market forces were already leading them in that direction. While more than a dozen states and a host of coal companies are lining up to challenge the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, the Wall Street Journal reports that utilities are generally accepting the carbon mandates. The utility

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    Utilities Get A Boost Courtesy Of Federal Reserve

Utilities Get A Boost Courtesy Of Federal Reserve

William Pentland, says: The utility industry dodged a bullet on Thursday courtesy of the Federal Reserve. The central bank said it would keep interest rates at current levels at a meeting yesterday. “Recent global economic and financial developments may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term,” the Fed said in a statement. The arguably unexpected decision to keep interest

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    Utilities’ newest solar battleground: California

Utilities’ newest solar battleground: California

Reem Nasr, news associate, says: California, the very heart of the rooftop solar panel industry, could be facing a major roadblock in the coming months, and its status as one of the most solar-friendly states in the country could change as a result. solar battleground The California Public Utilities Commission on Monday holds hearings that could result in changes to the way that solar panel users are reimbursed for the power

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    Utility-scale solar costs down by half in last five years alone

Utility-scale solar costs down by half in last five years alone

John Timmer, editor at Ars Technica, says: Earlier this week, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs released a report on the state of utility-scale solar installations in the US. Just about everything in the report is remarkable for anyone who’s followed the solar market closely. Over the past five years, prices have dropped by half, while the capacity factors are approaching that of wind. As a result, the most recent installations are

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    How to become the ‘Utility of the Future?’ Industry experts weigh in

How to become the ‘Utility of the Future?’ Industry experts weigh in

Herman K. Trabish What does it take to become a “utility of the future”? A panel of experts from around the power sector addressed that question earlier this month at Solar Power International 2015 (SPI), the industry’s largest annual conference. “What the utility of the future needs to do is replace today’s grid with the grid of the future,” said Ronald Litzinger, president of the Edison Energy Group, the holding company for Edison’s competitive

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    Minol Announces the Release of the Minomess 130 Polymer Water Meter

Minol Announces the Release of the Minomess 130 Polymer Water Meter

Minol announced the release of the Minomess 130 polymer water meter today at the National Apartment Association’s Annual Conference. The Minomess, specifically designed for multifamily and commercial usage, provides owners and managers with a cost-effective solution for managing their utility expenses. In the past decade, U.S. cities have seen a trend toward higher water bills. A few of the driving factors are excessive consumption, increasing water costs, decaying infrastructures and

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    Global Market Analysis and Forecasts: Electric Utility Billing and Customer Information Systems Software, Services, SaaS, and CIS-Based Analytics Solutions

Global Market Analysis and Forecasts: Electric Utility Billing and Customer Information Systems Software, Services, SaaS, and CIS-Based Analytics Solutions

Billing and customer information is at the heart of most businesses, but for the electric utility industry, changes in the market environment, the advent of distributed generation, and smart grid technologies, as well as energy efficiency mandates and deregulation, have converged to place growing strains on legacy systems. Add in utilities’ increasing needs for effective customer engagement and the desire for integration with digital platforms, such as mobile devices, web

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    Mobile Workforce Management System

Mobile Workforce Management System

In the near future, all aspects of an organization’s infrastructure will be connected. Machinery and equipment will communicate directly with CRM, ERP and payroll systems, accounting packages will obtain data directly from field management systems and people will be able to act on all of this data. To help make this future a reality, Verisae, the company reinventing the service supply chain, announced vx Exchange. With Verisae’s open APIs, vx

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    SURE! Introduces Billing and CRM Solutions for Power Utilities, Water Utilities and Smartcities

SURE! Introduces Billing and CRM Solutions for Power Utilities, Water Utilities and Smartcities

  Magnaquest Technologies, with its extensive experience in the Billing and CRM domain is going to mark new beginnings by addressing the Utility Billing and CRM needs of the global utilities market. As the Utilities industry faces immense number of challenges in terms of addressing the government regulations, revenue assurance and improvements, customer satisfaction, operational efficiencies along with the pressures of transformation to a Smarter Utility, SURE! (a Magnaquest product)

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    Mount Dora working on utility billing glitches

Mount Dora working on utility billing glitches

– Theresa Campbell, Daily Commercial, says: The city rolled out new software in March that included an overhaul of utility billing, but there have been a few utility billing glitches with customers complaining of getting bills in the mail followed by late-notice reminders. Several residents turned to social media Monday night to vent about the billing system. Kelda Senior, communications officer for Mount Dora, said Tuesday there have been mailing issues

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    Village officials says water shutoffs expensive, preventable

Village officials says water shutoffs expensive, preventable

– Debbie Gillam, Johnstown Independent, says: Johnstown Village officials said they have seen a recent increase in nonpayment of water service bills which are costly to the village. They also said they believe the service shutoffs are preventable. Village Service Director Jack Liggett said three village employees were required to shut off water services for 57 customers because of lack of payment. He said the shutoffs ate up 30 manhours. Liggett

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    Utility Taps TruStar Energy to Build CNG Station for Orlando

Utility Taps TruStar Energy to Build CNG Station for Orlando

TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, has won a bid to construct a new TECO People Gas fueling station for the City of Orlando, Fla. The station will supply CNG to the city’s fleet of refuse trucks and is expected to be online by October. TECO Peoples Gas, a natural gas distribution utility, announced its plans earlier this month to install the city’s CNG station

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    How People Pay Bills With Bitcoin All Around The World

How People Pay Bills With Bitcoin All Around The World

– Amanda B. Johnson, says: It’s getting easier and easier to pay your day-to-day expenses in cryptocurrency. Now you can add to the list gas, electric, cable, and cell phone bills. And it’s probably faster to use one of the services below than it is to mail a check, enter credit card information, or go through PayPal, anyway. Fees for the services mentioned below range from 0.5 % – 3

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    Getting Serious About Energy Metrics

Getting Serious About Energy Metrics

Energy Metrics – Pieter Noordam, CEO, Alchemy Unlimited, says: Bridging the gap between collecting data and really knowing what you’re paying for. As energy costs continue to rise and the pressure to become more environmentally friendly continues to mount, businesses are increasingly looking for ways to use energy more efficiently, lower carbon impact and reduce energy spending. Traditional methods for understanding a company’s energy use and costs don’t provide the actionable information

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